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Online exam proctoring? Solving one problem of Massively Open Online Courses

November 27, 2012 11:27 am Sasha_Romanosky 0
I came across a recent post regarding proctoring during online exams ( As you might imagine, teachers face a legitimate problem of being assured that students taking online classes are not cheating. This solution?: startup firms that provide online proctoring using webcams and screen sharing technologies.…
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Game company sued for using two factor authentication. Hun?

November 27, 2012 10:12 am Sasha_Romanosky 0
There’s a story ( about a lawsuit filed against the game company, Blizzard, which seeks class action status. It appears that the company is being sued for enabling two factor authentication for their online gaming service. Yeah, that’s what I thought: why on earth would someone sue a company for *having* strong authentication?…
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Cyber crime insurance policy now covers data breach losses

November 8, 2012 2:59 pm Sasha_Romanosky 0
A recent circuit court ruling held that a company’s ‘computer crime’ policy covered them for losses stemming from a data breach, despite the policy stating otherwise. In the world of cyberinsurance, this is a game changer. Cyberinsurance has been a hot topic of discussion for academics for at least a decade.…
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Resources from your friendly NYU Librarian

October 14, 2012 8:45 pm Sasha_Romanosky 0
I had occasion to visit the NYU law librarian recently. I was looking for information regarding WestLaw’s search strategy for federal cases. In addition to being very helpul, Gretchen also send me this link of privacy resources. The site is really quite impressive, and not something I had seen before.…
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You know what? I’d like to learn what’s being collected about me, too.

October 12, 2012 5:25 pm Sasha_Romanosky 0
From SANS Newsbites 14(82): –Senator Rockefeller Seeks Information About Data Brokers’ Business¬† Practices¬† (October 10, 2012) US Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) has sent letters to nine data brokerage companies, asking them to provide answers to a dozen questions about where and how they gather information, with whom they share the information, and what information is shared.…
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Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data 2(4), 2012

October 10, 2012 10:13 pm Sasha_Romanosky 0
I received a notice about this journal issue: I’m not sure why I received it, exactly, but it scanning the articles, many of them look quite interesting. It’s particularly nice to hear from Fred Cate again. I’ve always appreciated his views and discussions.…
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CELS, Nov 9-10, at Stanford

October 4, 2012 1:53 pm Sasha_Romanosky 0 This year’s CELS conference will be at Stanford in november. The program is now available at Lots of good stuff there!…
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Secretly Installed Software on Rented Computers Collected Information, Took Pictures of Consumers in Their Homes, Tracked Consumers’ Locations

September 29, 2012 9:48 pm Sasha_Romanosky 1
Here’s an interesting story, public action, and settlement about a company secretly spying on users from their rental computers.From: “Seven rent-to-own companies and a software design firm have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they spied on consumers using computers that consumers rented from them, capturing screenshots of confidential and personal information, logging their computer keystrokes, and in some cases taking webcam pictures of people in their homes, all without notice to, or consent from, the consumers.…
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Do Fair Information Practices (FIPs) really create better outcomes?

September 22, 2012 5:38 pm Sasha_Romanosky 0 The article linked above adds to the comparative discussion between EU and US privacy regimes. In every conversation I can recall, Americans consider both the European and Canadian models of FIPs and Privacy by Design to be much superior to the sectoral approach here in the US.…